I Am - Tom Shadyac DVD
After a cycling accident left him incapacitated, Tom Shadyac, famed for directing such films as Bruce Almighty and Patch Adams, came to terms with the new life he was living. Using his filmmaking skills, he builds a narrative with himself as both antagonist and protagonist, meeting with world visionaries to better understand the scope of the problems facing the world. 78 minutes.
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"I AM is a sure-fire conversation starter. An emotional thought fest that inspires hope for an evolutionary shift. I Am and its director are a welcomed newcomer to the documentary scene. The film offers a hopeful antidote to disconnection and despair. It is a wake-up call to the forces of good within each of us to write a new story for the world."
-Dan Siegel, The Huffington Post
"A positive, expansive experience."
-John Hartl, The Seattle Times
"Upbeat and enjoyable."
-Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
"A passionate film. It's what Shadyac was saying all along in his comedies, but this time he's saying it with feeling."
-Tad Friend, The New Yorker
"The film is crammed with intriguing ideas but Shadyac earns is keep as a filmmaker. He illustrates the serious talk with provocative images emphasizing our sense of connectedness."
-Patrick Goldstein, The Los Angeles Times
"The transformational movement has a great friend in Tom Shadyac. He delivers esoteric knowledge to a popular audience, expressing the intersection of ancient wisdom and modern consciousness in a way both entertaining and enlightening. I AM is a spark of light and a work of love."
"Terrific. A highly principled film that tackles esoteric content in a grounded and (of course) humorous way. We sincerely encourage our readers to check out I AM."
-Rob Sidon, Common Ground
"A positive and hopeful vision of the real essence of human nature. Has the depth and integrity you would expect of a seeker of truth. Shadyac inspires us by how he has changed his own life, and is happier for it. I can't think of a more positive film to serve as an antidote to the fears generated by the economy, war, politics and the approach of 2012. There is hope, and we are it."
-New Consciousness Review
Awards and Accolades:
- Mountainfilm in Telluride 2010 – Audience Choice Award
- Mountainfilm in Telluride 2010 – Student Choice Award
- Cinequest/Kaiser Permanente 2011 – Thrive Award
- Maui Film Festival 2011 – Special Prize for Spirit in Cinema
- Homer (Alaska) International Documentary Film Festival 2011 – Audience Choice Award
- New Media Film Festival 2011 – Grand Prize Award and Best Documentary
- Mountainfilm in Telluride – May 2010
- Hamptons Film Festival – October 2010
- Savannah Film Festival – November 2010
- Napa Valley Film Festival – November 2010
- International Buddhist Festival – December 2010
- Waimea Ocean Film Festival – January 2011
- Palm Springs International Film Festival – January 2011
- Sedona Film Festival – February 2011
- Durango Independent Film Festival – March 2011
- Cinequest/San Jose Film Festival – March 2011
- Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival – March 2011
- Cleveland Film Festival – March/April 2011
- Sustainatopia – April 2011
- BuddahFest – June 2011
- Homer International Documentary Film Festival – September 2011
- New Media Film Festival - October 2011